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Like cool photos & videos? So do we.....so we took the plunge & started an Instagram account! Check us out at @aetc_firstcommand to see & learn more about how the First Command recruits, trains, & educates #Airmen to deliver 21st Century #Airpower!
It's getting "LIT" at Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing! 🔥 Check out how the 62nd AMU is helping increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness & efficiency with their creation of a joint maintainer team of crew chiefs, as well as avionics, weapons, & low-observable technicians, that work together as a single coordinated team! #F35 United States Air Force #FlyFightWin
"We are the eyes & ears of the base. We have the responsibility of notifying leadership & everybody across the installation of anything that will affect their safety." Read more about Master Sgt. DeAnna Beasley, 81st Training Wing command & control operations superintendent and the command post team at Keesler Air Force Base and how they support the wing's mission to train, develop & inspire premier warfighters for the Air Force!
STATE OF AETC: Check out how Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, views failure as an opportunity to discover new ways to tackle problems! #TheFirstCommand #Innovation #StateofAETC
"In our business of national security, where our job is to fly, fight & win...our job is to prepare for the unexpected...our job is to win no matter what, we better be masters at this game of innovation." - commander of AETC, Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast. Check out this video from Airman Magazine to learn more about how the recently stood up Aircrew Crisis Task Force provides strategic direction & actionable recommendations to senior leaders on how to solve the aircrew manning crisis.
#DYK the 17th Training Wing's mission at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas is to train, develop, & inspire exceptional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance & fire protection professionals for America and her allies? Take a quick trip around the base alongside commander of AETC, Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, who recently took a first-hand look at all of the exciting missions there!
#DYK AETC is reimagining how #Airmen are being developed by empowering the learning enterprise to be proactive vs reactive ? Have you heard of the #ContinuumofLearning & want to know more about how training, education and experiences are being combined to prepare Airmen with current & future competencies? Check out this quick overview of the #ContinuumofLearning, AETC's new learning paradigm, and how it works hand in hand with #Airmen and overall force development!
The #ContinuumofLearning is really driven by #Airmen & their ideas, with an end goal of creating a culture of lifelong learning. Check out how the Keesler Air Force Base "Dragon Tank" #innovation contest put innovation in the hands of #Airmen, selecing six ideas to receive funding! #LifelongLearner
“You’re given opportunities at certain times & places in your life and what you do with that opportunity shapes where you go next. Every experience I’ve had, whether it’s perceived to be good or bad, has been one that I wouldn’t give back, because it has very much shaped the person I am today.” Check out the link to learn more about Capt. Kristi Machado's experience transitioning from enlisted to officer! #Airmen Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing
“We are a thinking force…We have to be fast and adaptive in how we respond to an ever-changing strategic environment.” Check out the latest Commander’s Intent video from Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast where he discusses the importance of communicating with purpose. Airpower Starts Here! #TheFirstCommand
“Instincts kicked in and I just started running toward the sound...I just stuck to my training & tried to stay calm.” - Airman Oh. H. Bang, a 737th Training Support Squadron trainee. Check out this great read from Joint Base San Antonio about a Basic Military Training #Airman trainee who sprang into action using skills from his civilian profession to save the life of a fellow Airman!
The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off & flying, with many already hitting their solo milestone! Read more about how the Flight Academy supports the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force with growing the future #Airmen who will deliver 21st Century #Airpower! (INSIDER INFO ALERT: link to info on how to apply for the Flight Academy is in the story!)
"To our newest Airmen, every one of you comes here with a story." Need some #MondayMotivation? Powerful words by Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson when she visited Joint Base San Antonio and welcomed the newest #Airmen into the United States Air Force! #SECAF #TheFirstCommand
Talk about #pride in what you do! 🇺🇸️✈️ “The chance to be with the kind of people that want to serve, that want to work hard, that want have an impact, that care about what they’re doing … I can’t imagine doing anything with anyone else,” Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, US Air Force Academy (Official) superintendent. Click the link below to see what Gen. Silveria had to say to Columbus Air Force Base's newest Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training graduates! #TheFirstCommand #SUPT #AirpowerStartsHere
Living with post traumatic stress disorder is an every day struggle, but for former U.S. Army Sgt. Tony Fantasia and others like him who suffer from #PTSD, a hand-made hobby shop is helping to reshape those #invisiblewounds. “The beauty isn’t in the finished product, but it’s the imperfections that you work through while you try and get to a better place that gives it meaning.” - Tony Fantasia #TakingCareofAirmen #TheFirstCommand #Warrior 59th Medical Wing United States Air Force
Taking care of our #Airmen is a top priority for Air Force leaders. CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright just posted the latest changes to the Enlisted Force Structure - check them out!
“Being a paramedic has been a great experience. I’ve helped so many people in my short time here. It’s really given me the tools to succeed in my future & I’m blessed the Air Force has given me the opportunity to do this great job.” What drives you? For Senior Airman Tyler Stager, a paramedic from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, having the unique opportunity to work as an emergency responder is a way of life for him! U.S. Air Force Recruiting
“We don't memorize concepts, we try to change mindsets. We let them know day one that we weren't here just to feed them information, we were here to share experiences together,” - Senior Master Sgt. William Tooke. Sharing experiences makes for some great training with our NATO & Partners in Peace allies! Three United States Air Force SNCO Academy instructors from Maxwell Air Force Base held the first-ever mobile education course June 8-22 in Romania in partnership with the Inter-European Air Forces Academy. #ContinuumofLearning #LifelongLearner Air University
"Some of you will fly the fastest planes that have ever been built, reach the highest altitude..." - President John F. Kennedy. Get your patriotism pumping on this great 4th of July by watching this classic U.S. Air Force Commercial. Aim High Airmen. Do you have a hidden talent for making videos? We hope so because we are calling all #Airmen who are storytellers who can talk to the world about why the Air Force is so great! https://goo.gl/7Y6hZw Check out the link to find out more about how to create your own recruiting video for the 2018 "We Are Airmen" contest, with finalists earning a trip to the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 17-19!
Guardsmen working at the #boydsfire clear away dry weeds and brush from a cabin, while others cut a fire line. More… https://t.co/DS37LZNVi3
Always good to have a best friend by your side when you are fighting #WAWildfires #FridayFeeling https://t.co/ne2DinOhrt
One of the most important pieces of equipment in fighting #WaWildfires ... Good Socks! Our @WANationalGuard teams… https://t.co/2lbs2zeNSG
Guardsmen are hard at work this morning on the #boydsfire and #kettleriverfire support @waDNR_fire . So far in two… https://t.co/rUZLHA73AC
These photos show the #boydsfire near Kettle Falls, Wash. Currently more than 60 Guardsmen are serving at the fire,… https://t.co/eP5oqTe35e
As of today, More than 473,000 Gallons of water have been dropped on #WAWildfires by the @WANationalGuard ! Thats 1… https://t.co/Frzjtt2vO3
Infrared equipment is being used by a special task force near Grants Pass to help fight the Klondike and Taylor cre… https://t.co/bJR8jMHW8h
The Joint Incident Sit Communication Capability from the @WANationalGuard is providing a much needed boost to the f… https://t.co/QQ067Om55z
This morning, more than 250 @WANationalGuard are working with @waDNR_fire on multiple #wawildfire across the state.… https://t.co/3fKPnEn05S
Learn about the RC-26 and how the @WANationalGuard is providing Real-Time Infrared video back to fire fighters on t… https://t.co/RK0BTjGi7F
.@WANationalGuard Blackhawk crews are in eastern Washington supporting @waDNR_fire with multiple #WAWildfires. This… https://t.co/MBN0q3t0EF
More @WANationalGuard members will be heading to the #WAWildfire to support @waDNR_fire with the #KettleRiverFire.… https://t.co/243lssxJ8H
Our Blackhawk crews out working! https://t.co/1gEhlxGYWR
Today more than 250 @WANationalGuard members are supporting @waDNR_fire with multiple #WaWildfire in our state.… https://t.co/WfjWP6QiIb
More than 200 @WANationalGuard members are supporting @waDNR_fire today on the #boydsfire #sheepcreekfirehttps://t.co/Z1HaO5lBGm
RT @waDNR_fire: #WaWILDFIRE UPDATE - A Type 3 Incident Management Team arrived at #KettleRiverFire last night. Information available at 509…
A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from the @WANationalGuard is on location and ready to assist @waDNR_fire with the #cougarcreekfire near Entiat.
Two Hand crews, a Joint Incident Site Communication Capability and Presence Patrols from the @WANationalGuard are m… https://t.co/drCUTg1VKb
RT @waDNR_fire: #WaWILDFIRE UPDATE - #BoydsFire has now burned 3,000 acres. Two homes and several additional structures were lost. 150 Fire…

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